Summary: I have owned a Maestro 3100 for years. Our last vacation it somehow got lost, whether we left it in the car or what? So I just had to get another one. It is so easy to use. It's not fancy and feature packed like the new ones, but works great all the time, and gets me where I want to go!
This GPS unit is designed well but locations can be out of date.
18 July 2012
Summary: Very easy to figure out and use. The unit shows the time it takes to travel as well as the distance. Only down fall on this model is that its older so points of interest are not up to date and possibly closed or moved from the original location.
Summary: I can't complain about Magellan Maestro series except for the contributions they want to update their maps. However the units are pretty much idiot proof, they are based on Windows CE technology, and they hold up to punishment very well. One thing that I would like to see as an improvement to their (and others') GPS units is easier access to change the battery out. It can be done mind you, but it is pretty difficult.
Summary: I bought this because the original one that I had broke. It is a good basic GPS and it gets me everywhere I need to be. It is very easy to use and is quite reliable. I would highly recommend this GPS based on the reasonable price and its simple functions. It does not have all the add-on features as the more expensive models, but if all you need is accurate directions, this is certainly the way to go.
Summary: This unit has some great features. I especially like the re-routing choices. One big issue is upgrading the unit. There is no warning that the software download is incompatible with Windows 7. After the process terminated improperly, the unit was inoperable until I found a fix online. Thanks to Google and many other unfortunate victims, I followed the online instructions and 45 minutes later I feel like I have a brand new unit.
Summary: The GPS Works Great. It just don't have traffic capabilities. I was able to update the maps for 2008-2009. The windshield mount doesen't stay on the window;however, I can work around it. The GPS is well worth the money I paid for it.
Summary: Definitely would recommend buying this used, works perfectly fine and I didn't have to spend a lot. Not the most amazing GPS ever, but it's simple to use and gets you to where you need to go. No complaints.
Summary: For a basic GPS that is fast and has the ability to be unlocked and do everything from mp3s to videos, the Magellan Maestro gets my vote. Now at a price that is hard to be beat, the Maestro 3100 still is a great GPS despite its age. It has made my first week at delivering pie alot less stressful that is for sure. If you can find this for under 35.00, you should get it. You would be hard pressed to beat this Magellan.